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by WLJ
2011 November 11
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is excited to offer its members an outstanding new opportunity through an exclusive partnership with Roper and Stetson. Under the partnership, new and existing NCBA members will receive significant discounts on Roper and Stetson apparel and footwear.
2011 November 11
The Montana Board of Livestock is expected to decide at its Nov. 14-15 meeting in Helena whether to make major changes in the way the Treasure State manages trichomoniasis, or “trich,” a venereal disease that causes cattle to abort their calves and costs ranchers large losses of revenue.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder of cattle related to a deficiency of magnesium (Mg). Early lactation cows are the most susceptible, with older cows considered more susceptible than those with their first or second calves. The logic is that older cows seem less capable of mobilizing Mg reserves from the bones than their younger counterparts.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Bearden and Fuquay (1992) summarized the effects of inadequate and excessive nutrients on reproductive efficiency. This summary shows that excessive protein and/or energy could have negative effects on reproduction.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Goggins, who resides in Billings, MT, has played a critical role in the industry as an innovative rancher, with the industry’s firstever video sales in the marketing and promotion of seedstock. He also created a voice for rural America with his publication, Western Ag Reporter.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
With her stir fry recipe, Vegetable-Mango Beef Stir Fry, amateur home cook Sheryl Little of Sherwood, AR, won the checkoff-funded 29th National Beef Cook-Off $25,000 “Best of Beef” grand prize, topping recipes from 19 other finalists around the country.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Wisconsin’s first statewide grazing conference was held in Wisconsin Dells.
2011 November 4
Americans still love their beef. But they’re not eating anywhere near as much as their parents. This seems a contradiction, but the dramatic decline in per capita beef consumption over the last 35 years has little to do with preference. It’s all about available supplies.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Cultivated on 1.1 million acres, alfalfa is the largest consumer of water among all crops in California, accounting for up to 27 percent of the state’s irrigation water use. Alfalfa is usually flood irrigated, often leading to over-irrigation. Water is pumped in at the top of field rows and flows down to the end.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Boxed beef climbed 15 percent in value to start the year, but with the passing of summer into fall, value trends began a dramatic differentiation. “At these prices, buyers wanted better quality,” said Larry Corah, vice president of Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Cultivated on 1.1 million acres, alfalfa is the largest consumer of water among all crops in California, accounting for up to 27 percent of the state’s irrigation water use. Alfalfa is usually flood irrigated, often leading to over-irrigation. Water is pumped in at the top of field rows and flows down to the end.
2011 November 4
“After the most recent laboratory analysis, we have confirmed that the outbreak of foot and mouth disease ... came about as a result of problems with the vaccination of animals,” said Daniel Rojas, head of Paraguay’s National Service for Animal Health and Quality.


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